Windmill Hands

by Bill Brenner on April 18, 2010

Ever wondered what that weird thing is the author does with his hands? Wonder no more.

Those who know me well have seen it at one time or another, usually when I’m sitting at a desk engaged in a project. My face gets slightly contorted and I start shaking my hands around like they’re on fire.

I call it my Windmill Hand Syndrome.

When I’m doing it, I don’t realize it, though I just noticed myself doing it just now.

It tends to happen when I’m sketching or writing. Sometimes it happens when I’m editing.

Is it a byproduct of OCD? Don’t know.

I’ve been doing it for most of my life, though, so probably not.

It’s a mystery. But no one ever gets hurt, so I’m not fretting over it.

Sure I look like a jack-ass when I do it. But it can’t be any worse than what I already looked like. Hehheh.

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Chris April 20, 2010 at 9:05 am

Someone i know very well has the same..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotypy

Could be? ~shrugs~

Regina Boratgis October 21, 2011 at 2:21 am

We noticed it when we used to all go out to dinner.

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